Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My Early Thoughts About the New eBay Changes!

I'm listening to the webcast of the announcements and looking at the details and well my first response is that this will not exactly go over well.

Key friction points.
  • Media Sellers are going to be pissed.
  • Store sellers will get reduced listing fees but see a 2% increase in FVF.
  • No more negative Feedback for buyers. (This will not go over well)
  • Power Sellers now rule the world.

I'm going to have to sit down and digest these changes and I'll give you my take later today. This is a big day at eBay with lots of changes. Some sound good in theory but others do not. Stay tuned for more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Randy - store sellers will see a 20% increase on FVF (from 10% to 12%). Lower listing fees, combined with the PS discount, will make the 20% FVF increase neglible for my business model .... but I feel the new structure is basically penalizing very successful high price, high conversion auction-based sellers BIG TIME! With a 66% increase in FVF fees (offset by a dime in lowered listing fees plus a free gallery picture - woo!) isn't going to cut it, and we will see MORE of an exodus of successful sellers.